SBA meetings

Join an active community of veteran and novice beekeepers and listen to talks from a variety of experts.

Meetings are held at 7PM on the second Wednesday of every month and are open to the public.

Spring/Summer Location:
Steppingstone Farm Museum in Havre de Grace
461 Quaker Bottom Rd. Havre de Grace, MD 21078
Link to Farm Museum directions

Fall/Winter Location:
Harford Community College, Edgewood Hall, Room 132. Take entrance 3 on Thomas Run Road, and the building is the first on the right. Park across the lane.

Upcoming meetings | Past meetings


November 14, 2018 7:00PM

Nathalie Steinhauer will discuss Pests, Diseases, and Pesticides Update.

Nathalie works in the vanEngelsdorp Lab at the University of Maryland.

What does an unhealthy colony looks like? What are the signs of trouble to look for? Can some issues be monitored for before they become problematic? Learning how to recognize issues early, how to monitor for pests and diseases and how to react after a diagnosis is critical to maintain colonies in good health or nurture them back to good health. In this class, we will cover what are the most frequent pests, diseases and general enemies of the hive, how to check for and identify the issues as well as how to (try and) fix them.

Also, we will be hearing presentations from young beekeeper grant awardees.

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Members are eligible for a door prize!

Location: Harford Community College, Edgewood Hall, Room 132.


Upcoming Meetings


Past Meetings (with links to notes, when available)

January 11, 2017 Susan Myers Landscaping for a New Wild
February 8, 2017 Luke Goembel Ingenious Beekeeping
March 9, 2017 Dr. Dewey Caron "Good News" (for beekeepers)
April 12, 2017 Larry Truchon Raising local queens, overwintering nucs, keeping his apiary self-sustainable, and the Honey Bee Health Coalition.
May 10, 2017 Cybil Preston State of Affairs and Inspection Program
June 14, 2017 Stefano Briguglio Small cell beekeeping
July 12, 2017 Panel Discussion with SBA beekeepers Mandee, Brad and Jeff
September 13, 2017 Lloyd Snyder Preparing hives for winter
October 11, 2017 Larry Truchon Something new, something blue, something to look forward to.
November 8, 2017 Panel discussion with Todd Cichonowicz, Harry Dutcher, and Pat Endres Getting your hives ready for winter
January 10, 2018 Ray Walker Broodminder hive monitoring system
February 14, 2018 Jeff Maenner and Charlie Thomas Getting hives ready for spring
March 14, 2018 Samuel Ramsey Unlocking the mysteries of the Varroa mite
April 11, 2018 Beginner and advanced beekeeping discussion groups
May 8, 2018 Harry Dutcher Varroa Management
June 14, 2018 David Papke Maintaining Healthy Bees
July 11, 2018 Zac Lamas Fall Hive Management
September 12, 2018 Andrew Kness Pesticide residue in bee hives in agricultural areas
October 10, 2018 Mark Dykes